No time to rest, it’s Oktoberfest!!
Grab hold of your stein, and bask in the sun,
The food is out, the kegs are tapped,
The music is ready, lederhosen unpacked,
Now is the time to raise a glass,
Let’s celebrate the Bavarian past.
Oktoberfest is an annual 16-day festival held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany from September to the first weekend in October. Primarily based around Beer and food, it is one of the most famous events in Germany. Oktoberfest was first held to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Bavaria in 1810.
Over the next 200 years it would slowly change and develop into the amazing festival that we know today. Countries all over the world now hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled on the historical Munich event.
Trivia to make you think before thou doesth drink..
Q: Which contest is held in the Armbrustschützenzelt
A: Crossbow shooting.
Q: What traditional German toast is
heard at the Oktoberfest festival?
Q: Who leads the Oktoberfest parade?
A: A young girl.
Q: What clothing and costumes are traditionally worn at Oktoberfest?
A: A Dirndl for women and Lederhosen for men.
Q: At Oktoberfest traditional hats worn contain the hair of which animal?
Q: True or false; Oktoberfest is the
world’s largest fair.
Q: Traditionally Beer is served out of
what sized beer steins?
A: One Litre Beer steins.
Q: On average Oktoberfest currently
hires how many staff to help run
the event in Germany?
A: 12,000 people.
Oktoberfest is the worlds biggest fair. So think festival foods, games & activities!
Play some German beer drinking songs or Oompah band music. For added effect dress in Lederhosen (or simply find some long white socks, white shirt, shorts and braces).
Blind Beer Tasting:
Have a blind beer tasting contest with answer cards and spaces to guess each brew. Eat or cook German food. For example Bratwurst, Hot Bavarian Potato Salad, black forest cake, apple strudel, gingerbread, German Chocolate Cake or pretzels.
Once you have your festival set up, you can also play a game of “Beer stein Ping Pong” simply find a beer stein (or large container) and 6 ping pong balls. Then ask each participant to bounce a ball on the table and see if they can land it in the stein. Repeat this for all six balls and score each contestant out of six. The person who lands most Ping Pong balls into the stein wins!
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